Help a Freelance Labor Reporter Afford to Take 4th of July Off


Help Us Reach Our 4th of July Goal

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Holidays like this 4 day Fourth of July weekend are the worse for freelancers. Not only can’t you afford to take time off as you have no paid holiday, but the editors, who assign you work, are all on vacation so there is no work.

So to be able to afford to take off for the 4 days, I am asking my readers to help me raise $400.

While I don’t have enough money to go on vacation, so I am gonna staycation here in wonderful Pittsburgh.

However, I promise to use your money to relax, hike the Rachel Carson National Heritage Trail, buy some meat to grill, go to a ballgame, the money will most definitely be used to buy a beer at a funk-soul dance party this weekend.

Thanks once again for everyone’s support. Being a freelancer is hard, but my reader’s donation, enable me as a labor reporter to cover things that I normally wouldn’t be able to cover.

So pass the hat and donate so that a freelance labor reporter can enjoy the freedom to enjoy a holiday like everyone else.

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About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter and alumni of the Guardian. In addition to filing nearly 2,000 stories from 46 states, Elk traveled with Lula from Sáo Bernando do Campos all the way to the Oval Office in the White House. Credited by the Washington Post for being the first reporter to track the strike wave systematically, Elk started Payday Report using his NLRB settlement from being illegally fired for union organizing in 2015. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and works frequently in Rio de Janeiro, where he attended college at PUC-Rio. He speaks both Portuguese and Pittsburghese fluently. His email is [email protected]

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